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Uchechukwu Onwa

Uchechukwu Onwa (he/him/his) is a Nigerian born organizer, trainer, abolitionist and movement strategist, who fled his home country due to the repression and persecution he faced as a gay man. He is the co-director of the Queer Dentainee Empowerment Project (QDEP), a New York-based nonprofit that provides structural, health/wellness, educational, legal, and emotional support and services for LGBTQ+ immigrants in detention.

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LGBTQ+ Immigrants Must Be Released from Detention

The violence of the detention system falls hardest on people already facing persecution and bias because of their sexuality or gender identity.

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